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The Power of the Prophetic Blessing: An Astonishing Revelation for a New Generation

The Power of the Prophetic Blessing: An Astonishing Revelation for a New Generation

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by John Hagee

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Bestselling author and pastor John Hagee’s new Bible prophecy book, The Power of the Prophetic Blessing, offers an exciting message of encouragement and blessing for today and for generations to come.

He says, “You have the ability, through the power of the blessing, to revolutionize your life.  Every blessing recorded in Scripture is


Bestselling author and pastor John Hagee’s new Bible prophecy book, The Power of the Prophetic Blessing, offers an exciting message of encouragement and blessing for today and for generations to come.

He says, “You have the ability, through the power of the blessing, to revolutionize your life.  Every blessing recorded in Scripture is available to you for the asking. These blessings have the power to resurrect your dead marriage, bring supernatural joy, and provide you peace of mind.”

For God’s people, prophecy is a word of hope, deliverance, bounty, and richness for their life and family. When God blesses man, it is to bestow good health, abundant success, and prosperity, both materially and spiritually. Hagee shows how this powerful prophetic message of blessing flows throughout the Bible and can be used today to create an abundant and prosperous life. The Power of the Prophetic Blessing demonstrates your God-given power to prosper in challenging times. You were born to be blessed!

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The Power of the Prophetic Blessing



Copyright © 2012 John Hagee
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ISBN: 978-1-61795-103-9



Let peoples serve you,
And nations bow down to you.
Be master over your brethren,
And let your mother's sons bow down to you.
Cursed be everyone who curses you,
And blessed be those who bless you!

—Genesis 27:29

* * *

Mankind has forever been searching for the mystery ingredient that will guarantee the good life!

Ponce de León searched for the proverbial fountain of youth. He didn't find it!

Crusaders in the Middle Ages killed and conquered multiplied thousands in the mindless pursuit of the Golden Chalice that would guarantee eternal life. They never found it!

Citizens of the twenty-first century are spending time and treasure crisscrossing the planet in luxurious jets, opulent ocean liners, and every motorized vehicle known to man trying to find a mystical Shangri-La that will bring them to the good life. It has not been discovered!

That supernatural something is not a mystical place; it's not a rare artifact you hold in your hand; it's not a magical substance you drink; it's not an enchanted kiss that transforms the ugly frog into Prince Charming.

The only supernatural ingredient that produces the good life became a reality thousands of years before Jesus of Nazareth was born in Bethlehem's manger. It was before Solomon dedicated the second temple and the glory of God enveloped that house of worship until none could stand.

It was a reality before David killed Goliath and became the king of Israel, birthing the Golden Age for the chosen people. That supernatural something was introduced in the book of Genesis by God Almighty as He spoke and released the power of the Prophetic Blessing over the lives of Adam and Eve.

The Prophetic Blessing is a spoken declaration by a spiritual authority over the life of an individual. The words of the blessing carry the power to control and direct the life of the person over whom they have been spoken. The Prophetic Blessing will revolutionize your life, and the lives of your children and grandchildren, to rise to a higher level of accomplishment, creating spiritual, physical, emotional, and relational prosperity.

The power and permanence of the Prophetic Blessing have been clearly charted over the centuries in sacred Scripture. The Jewish people have obeyed the principles and received the benefits of the blessing; however, its potential has been sadly overlooked by most Christians for over two thousand years. This transforming supernatural blessing spoken by spiritual authority has the power to sculpt your life for today, tomorrow, and forever!


When God created Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, the first thing He did for this initial marriage in recorded history was to bless it. Genesis 1:28 records these words:

Then God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth."

It is significant to remember that the first miracle Jesus performed was at a wedding. By its creation and by the miracle of transforming water to wine, God the Father and Jesus the Son bestowed their blessings upon the union of marriage. The world has certainly forgotten the sacredness of the holy matrimony of a man and a woman as well as the blessing of bearing children within that covenant relationship.

The next blessing given in Scripture was God's blessing of Abraham, found in Genesis 12:1–3, creating the nation of Israel and what became known as the Jewish people:

Now the Lord had said to Abram:
"Get out of your country,
From your family
And from your father's house,
To a land [Israel] that I will show you.
I will make you a great nation;
I will bless you
And make your name great;
And you shall be a blessing.
I will bless those who bless you [Israel and the Jewish people],
And I will curse him who curses you;
And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed."

This blessing—assuring the creation and establishment of the state of Israel—is the theological cornerstone of the greatest controversy in the Middle East, from the time of Abraham to the twenty-first century. However, the fact remains that God—the Maker of heaven and earth—created the nation of Israel through His divinely Spoken Word and therefore the blessing can never be revoked or annulled. "I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great" (v. 2).

The parade of blessing continues as Isaac blessed Jacob, and not Esau. As the firstborn, Esau was due to receive the better blessing, but Jacob and his mother, Rebekah, deceived Isaac into giving the blessing to Jacob. When Esau discovered that the blessing of the firstborn had been given to his younger brother, he knelt before his aged father and passionately begged, "Bless me—me also, O my father!" (Genesis 27:34).

The words of Esau have been echoed across the centuries by other sons who have missed out on the greatest earthly gift their father could give them—his blessing. This deep emotional pain has created family divisions lasting a lifetime and, in some cases, for centuries.

Scripture records that it was Esau's descendants, the Amalekites (Genesis 36:12), who attacked the children of Israel when they crossed the Red Sea bound for freedom and their new home in the Promised Land (Exodus 17:8–16). Haman, the Hitler of the Old Testament who plotted to exterminate the Jews of the Persian Empire, was a descendant of Esau (Esther 3:10).

Esau craved his father's blessing until the day he died, passing on the evil seed of murder and revenge that would leave the world covered with blood—because of the blessing his father denied him.

The blessing continued in the New Testament with a Jewish rabbi, Jesus of Nazareth, as He sat on a rock by the Sea of Galilee. Christ revealed to the multitudes the foundational principles of our faith through what has become known as the Sermon on the Mount, which includes eight Prophetic Blessings known as the Beatitudes.

In Scripture, the number eight represents new beginnings. Circumcision on the eighth day is a supernatural prophecy of the renewal that comes through entrance into God's covenant for the land of Israel. When God closed the door on the ark, there were eight people aboard; they were the new beginning of mankind. The eight Prophetic Blessings of Jesus in the Beatitudes represent a new beginning in what would in time be called Christianity.

These eight Prophetic Blessings spoken from the mouth of the Son of God—our ultimate spiritual authority—are meant for every person on earth. They have the power to resurrect your dead marriage, bring you supernatural joy, provide you peace of mind, create a healthy self-esteem, and help establish the unshakable foundations to endure life's greatest storms.

From time to time, Jesus paused from teaching the multitudes to bless the children. The Gospel of St. Mark records: "He took them up in His arms, laid His hands on them, and blessed them" (10:16).

What did He say? He said what rabbis and Jewish fathers have been saying for thousands of years: "The LORD make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the LORD lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace" (Numbers 6:25–26). And then Jesus—and Jewish fathers—as spiritual authority, spoke into existence the future their spiritual eyes could see for the children. This is the power of the Prophetic Blessing. If Jesus took time to bless the children, why don't we?

The last picture we have of Jesus in Scripture is on the Mount of Transfiguration saying farewell to His disciples. As He rose into the heavens, He looked down on His devoted followers and blessed them. The Gospel of St. Luke records: "And He led them out as far as Bethany, and He lifted up His hands and blessed them. Now it came to pass, while He blessed them, that He was parted from them and carried up into heaven" (24:50–51).


Let's revisit the story of Isaac and his two sons, Esau and Jacob, found in Genesis 27, to further illustrate this profound principle of the spoken blessing. A confused and weak-eyed Isaac was tricked into declaring the Prophetic Blessing over his younger son:

Let peoples serve you,
And nations bow down to you.
Be master over your brethren,
And let your mother's sons bow down to you.
Cursed be everyone who curses you,
And blessed be those who bless you! (v. 29)

Later, after Jacob and his mother's deceitfulness had been realized by all, Esau begged for his father's blessing, but it did not come; Isaac had already proclaimed the blessing over Jacob. The spoken blessing could not be revoked, transferred, or surpassed.

Instead, Isaac spoke what seemed more like a curse than a blessing over his eldest son, Esau.

By your sword you shall live,
And you shall serve your brother;
And it shall come to pass, when you become restless,
That you shall break his yoke from your neck. (v. 40)

The father's supernatural impartations over his sons came to pass just as they were spoken.

Isaac's blessing over Jacob, which included the inheritance of the land, had three components. The first was the promise of prosperity: Israel now has more high-tech startups and a larger venture capital industry per capita than any other country in the world.

The second component was the promise of dominion. Ever since God established the title deed for Israel in the land covenant of Genesis 15, the Jewish people have maintained a presence in Israel; and with the rebirth of the state of Israel in 1948, the sons of Jacob (Israel) ruled once again over the sons of Esau. Because of the covenant given by God, who owned the land as Creator, the Jewish people do not occupy the land ... they own it!

The third and final component of Isaac's proclamation over Jacob was the distinction between the blessings and the curses first set forth by God in Genesis 12; history has recorded God's judgments over the nations that have cursed the Jewish people.

No power on earth, no presidential election or United Nations resolution, can ever change the power of the Prophetic Blessing!

The Jewish people have excelled throughout history in the fields of medicine, technology, literature, science, the arts, and much more. There is no rational explanation other than this success is a direct result of the supernatural power of the Prophetic Blessing!

There are an estimated 14.3 million Jewish people within a worldwide population of 6.23 billion, making them .0021 percent of the total populace. Yet since 1947, in that minuscule percentage of the world's inhabitants, the Jewish people have been awarded the largest percentage (27 percent) of Nobel Prizes, even after the Holocaust destroyed one-third of their numbers.

The logical answer for the historical accomplishment and prosperity of the Jewish people is the power of the Prophetic Blessing that fathers and mothers have spoken over their beloved children every Sabbath throughout the generations. The Jewish people have not only released the blessing; they have also received the blessing and carried it into their lives, accomplishing every word spoken over them.

Some will question the theological concept that the power of the spoken blessing is prophetic. Let's allow the guiding light of the Word of God to reveal the answer.

Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau, and both blessings came true exactly as spoken. Jacob blessed his twelve sons and two grandsons, Manasseh and Ephraim. Those blessings came true exactly as spoken. Jesus blessed His twelve disciples, saying, "You are the salt of the earth" and "the light of the world" (Matthew 5:13–14).

At the time Jesus spoke this Prophetic Blessing over His disciples, they were saturated with serious character flaws. If Jesus had hired a Jerusalem management firm to give Him an evaluation of the emotional profiles of His twelve disciples at the time He proclaimed the blessing over their lives, it would have read as follows:

Dear Jesus of Nazareth,

Thank you for entrusting our firm to perform the psychological profiles on the men you have selected to lead your ministry. After careful evaluation, we have come to the following conclusions:

Simon Peter exhibits bipolar tendencies. If incited, his behavior may culminate in fits of rage inflicting harm on others. James and John are highly competitive and self-centered and will most likely attempt a hostile takeover of your organization. Thomas is self-doubting, uncertain, and lacks confidence, while Matthew has been barred from the Merchant Men's Fellowship of Greater Jerusalem.

Upon close examination, we have determined that if you do not reconsider these choices, your ministerial vision to evangelize the world will not succeed.

Despite these flaws, Jesus looked at His twelve ragged, principally uneducated, imperfect followers and spoke this blessing: "You are the salt of the earth and the light of the world."

They received Christ's blessing in faith and acted upon it. At that exact moment they were nothing, but they rose to the level of accomplishment spoken by Jesus in His Prophetic Blessing, and they went out and shook the world.

* * *

When I taught the power of the Prophetic Blessing to my congregation, I directed every father or mother to lay hands on his or her children and speak a blessing over them. I instructed them to personally profess the future accomplishments they desired for each child. Lives were immediately changed. Weeping could be heard from every corner of the sanctuary. Testimonies began pouring in of sons and daughters whose lives were transformed by the power of the Prophetic Blessing spoken over them by their spiritual authority. School grades improved; behavioral problems and low self-esteem vanished! Their children walked and talked with an air of confidence they had never demonstrated before.

The power of the Prophetic Blessing has changed the course of our ministry and positively impacted our congregation, our nation, and the nations of the world with supernatural results that were beyond our most aspiring dreams or imagination.



And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: "Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying, 'This is the way you shall bless the children of Israel. Say to them:

"The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace."'

"So they shall put My name on the children of Israel, and I will bless them."

—Numbers 6:22–27

* * *

I have been in the ministry for more than fifty-four years, and I presently pastor a congregation of more than twenty thousand active members. I talk to people every day who feel helpless, hopeless, and worthless. They truly believe their lives have little meaning and direction; ultimately, they are living unhappy and unblessed lives.

I counsel with disillusioned businessmen who look into their financial futures and see national and global economic chaos and desolation. I listen to disheartened wives who feel their marriages have lost their passion and purpose. I sympathize with discouraged college graduates who cannot find jobs even though they are highly qualified. I attempt to encourage dejected single mothers who are working hard to raise their children, who want desperately to find a godly husband, but who feel an unseen power is taking their lives in a downward spiral.

I have a message of hope and truth for my congregation and for everyone reading this book who wants to live a fulfilled and successful life: God Almighty has declared that every one of His children is born to be blessed!

Read aloud the profoundly transforming promises from God to you in the Priestly Blessing:

And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: "Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying, 'This is the way you shall bless the children of Israel. Say to them:

"The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace."'
"So they shall put My name on the children of Israel,
and I will bless them." (Numbers 6:22–27)

Did you take in the assurances uttered by God: "bless you and keep you"? Read the last four words of this blessing: who is The Name that has promised to bless you?

It is not Warren Buffet or Donald Trump! It is not the lottery commissioner informing you that you have just won a multimillion-dollar prize. It is not your rich aunt's estate or the latest bailout program from Washington, DC. Who is The Name?

The name Rockefeller will open the doors of finance, the name Einstein will open the doors of science, and the name Beethoven will open the doors of music halls around the world—but it is The Name of the Lord that opens the doors of heaven and blesses you with blessings you cannot contain!


Excerpted from The Power of the Prophetic Blessing by JOHN HAGEE. Copyright © 2012 John Hagee. Excerpted by permission of WORTHY PUBLISHING.
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Meet the Author

John Hagee is the author of four New York Times bestsellers, as well as Jerusalem Countdown, which itself has sold over 1 million copies. He is the founder and senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas, a nondenominational evangelical church with more than 20,000 active members, as well as the founder and president of John Hagee Ministries, which telecasts his radio and television teachings throughout America and in 249 nations worldwide. Hagee is also the founder and national chairman of Christians United for Israel, a grassroots national association with over one million members to date.

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The Power of the Prophetic Blessing: An Astonishing Revelation for a New Generation 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
JodyJ More than 1 year ago
Hagee shows us how the Prophetic Blessing started with Adam and Eve and goes down through the book with Matthew, Jeremiah, on down the line to Abraham . Pastor Hagee goes on to tell us how to release and receive the blessing. Who wouldn't want this blessing passed on to our children and grandchildren? I want to pass on ‘that we are all born to be blessed’ and other biblical truths I learned from Pastor Hagee to my children and grandchildren. I keep Prophetic Blessing handy to help with my study of the Bible. Hagee writes a section called ‘Think On This’, they give you allot to ponder upon how deeply God’s blessings and promises are for all of us. I felt His presence, warmth and love for me as I read this book. I have learned allot from Pastor Hagee, this will not be the last book I read authored by Pastor Hagee. I thought his knowledge of the Bible and his writing were wonderful. I would love to hear him speak in person, even on television. I would highly recommend this book to everyone who wants to learn more about 'The Prophetic Blessings' and about the promises and blessing from our God for all of us. Disclaimer: I received this book free from the Publisher for my honest and un-biased opinion.
Teresa_Konopka More than 1 year ago
This book is stock-full of history with regards to the prophetic. There are some fascinating connections with the Old Testament and Yeshua. One chapter goes over how the story of Joseph in Genesis parallels the story of Yeshua (of course, only to a degree). That was quite fascinating. Tons of Bible verses are quoted, which is nice. Abortion and other modern topics are discussed, as well, with a lot of passion on the author's part. What I particularly liked was how Hagee emphasized the history and fulfilled prophecy of the Jews--even going back to the 12 blessings of Israel's sons in Genesis and how they are fulfilled in modern history. Hagee also talks of loving Jews and being at peace with them. The history that Hagee goes into for the Jewish people and Israel is great. There were little errors here and there in the book. In one instance, the book of Jeremiah is listed as being from the Torah. The Torah is just the 5 books of Moses (first 5 books of the Bible). The whole OT is collectively known as the Tanach, which would include Jeremiah. My main criticism is when Hagee talks about blessings...in the Name of "the Lord." His Name ain't Lord. Lord is just a title. His Name is YHWH. There are times when Hagee uses "Jehovah," which is also erroneous and not His true Name. That aside, this book is very scholarly. I particularly enjoyed the large print.
Kregger More than 1 year ago
A very good book discussing the blessings that God has provided for our use. Although the first two sections leave you wondering how to apply the knowledge personally, this is brought to a beautiful conclusion in the third section. The third section gives you "hands on" guidance in applying the Prophetic Blessings in your life and the life of those you care about. Finally, Pastor Hagee's explanation of many well-known verses will open your eyes to new interpretations of those verses. He provides a great deal of detail into the meaning of the original Greek and Hebrew used by the authors of the original texts, expanding the meaning of many verses into a whole new realm.
samcivy More than 1 year ago
In this book John Hagee writes about the power of the spoken word, and especially the words of God. This author believes huge blessings are available from the prayers found in the scriptures that are really prophecies. Examples of these prayer-prophecies are God's words to Adam and Eve and Jacob's deathbed words to Isaac's twelve sons. Hagee shows how historically each of Jacobs spoken prophecy-prayers came true. In the New Testament, Hagee shows how the verses called the Beatitudes are really prophetic prayers we can pray for our families. And our spiritual authorities can pray these prayers for us. These prayers can dramatically change our lives in many areas. Hagee explains the in-depth meanings of each prophecy-prayer and how these apply to each of us. However, for the prophecy-prayers to be effective they must be `received' and acted upon. And I do wonder somewhat about Hagee's thesis--is he maybe stretching the scriptures a bit? The Power of the Prophetic Blessing is a well-written, easy-to-read volume that can encourage readers, especially younger people and young parents.
The_Paperback_Pursuer More than 1 year ago
Review: I enjoy reading books about Christian inspiration and spiritual growth - particularly the more unique topics - so when I got the chance to read John Hagee's The Power of Prophetic Blessing, I knew that I was in for some deep reflection. Being a Christian myself, I have heard many people exclaim how blessed they are by God, and how prayer and scriptural studies have helped them lead a happy and more fulfilled life; however, most people aren't really sure how to receive or use those blessings. I talk to God often, knowing that my prayers will be answered in whatever form they may come. The answer may not be what I want or expect, but I know that the Lord provides, even if the provisions are mysterious or unexpected. I have truly been blessed by the life I have been given, but I don't always know how to live it to the best of my abilities. That is why this book is so interesting, it not only details what men have sought for millions of years - happiness and a good/successful life - but it outlines the path to receiving God's blessings with examples from liturgical history; both from the Old and New Testaments. I like when Christian-based books cite scripture, the use of Bible verse makes the discussed topics easier to read, not to mention more accessible. Many Christians are guilty of not reading the bible from cover to cover - a somewhat daunting task - but the organized and condensed passages used in this book aid in enjoyment and comprehension. Each section is supported by the Bible's written word, and I felt a genuine truth to what I read. The book is well researched, to-the-point, and full of both personal and well-known stories of blessing and being blessed. The eight Proclaimations, (Your Children and Grandchildren,Your Wife, Your Business, Health and Healing, Time of Testing and Trial, Emotional Stability, The Favor of God, and Divine Prosperity), are a refreshing take on the modern prayer, allowing Christians to reflect on the deeper meaning behind their words of praise; truly bringing them closer to God. Great reference tool - recommended for readers interested in God's blessings throughout history, and ways to receive His blessings daily. Rating: On the Run (4/5) *** I received this book from the author (Worthy Publishing/Handlebar Marketing) in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
VillaSyl More than 1 year ago
The Power of the Prophetic Blessing, offers an exciting message of encouragement and blessing for today and for generations to come. Hagee says, “Every blessing recorded in Scripture is available to you for the asking. You have not because you ask not. These blessings have the power to bring supernatural joy, and provide you peace of mind." Find out how to become blessed beyond your capacity to contain it. Deuteronomy 28 contains blessings regarding your personal life and your material possessions. Hagee walks you through the Hebrew meaning and Scriptural significance of the well-known blessing, “May the Lord bless you and keep you. May He make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you. And may He give you peace.” The Power of the Prophetic Blessing is not the first book out there regarding this topic, but it is easy to read and a good foundation to learn about the blessings God has for you and your loves ones. If you are new to this revelation you will love this book. In our complicated day we need good resources to focus on God’s love for us. When we apply what we learn then we will see the miracle of the blessing. I received this book from Worthy Publishing for my review
rickyang86 More than 1 year ago
Amazing REad!! I finished this book last week and it's very informative. Also has many Scriptures to back up what is said. I learned a lot and have already put it into practice. God Bless!
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Someone told me this book is a good one to read.